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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Chicago, home to more Czechs than any city outside the Czech Republic, is a fitting home for America’s finest Pilsner. Goose Island Pils is craft brewed and cold lagered for a crisp refreshing taste.

Golden color, noble hop aroma, crisp pilsner malt flavor, light body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2004 Golden color with small head. Flavor was malty with hints of hops. Very crisp beer. First tasting had a grassy taste to it. Second time, several months later, yielded a more representative beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Golden classic pilsner color. Thin white head with good persistent lace ring. Grassy hop aroma with a hint of sweetness. Sweet and well balanced with a good hop flavor and a little more body than most American Pilsners. Does not have the malt flavor of Czech beers(i.e. Pils Urq), but is decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5235) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2004
Had this on tap in Chicago. Aroma has green grass and a little toffee. There is a decent hops bite. The color is very pale with very little head. Good for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Nice light yellow in color with a quickly vanishing head. Refreshing with a smooth aftertaste of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Aroma had a hint of hops and the coloring was very yellow with a slight amount of head. There was a much stronger taste of grapefruit than I had expected in the initial tasting, but it toned down to a much lighter aftertaste of minimal hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2003
A fairly good pilsener. Looks just like it should, smells fresh and just a bit hoppy. Taste is the same as the smell. I like it better than the other Goose Islands I've had, and I will certainly buy it again sometime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet malty nose with a hint of hops. Malt flavor collides midway with sharp hops, and then both fade out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Bottle: Yellow hue with small fizzy head and little lace. Aroma hinted of toasted malt, biscuit, hayfield, aromatic hops, light citrus, apple, and vanilla. Taste comes off hops and zesty initally but then fades into a mix of malt and hops, neither of which stands out, smooth and not very crisp. Bitter aftertaste with a slight metallic finish. An okay Pils which, if I remember was better on tap than this bottled version. Quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Golden pils color with sweet malty smell and a good sweet malt taste.Does get better as it warms.Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
Pours a standard golden pils color. small head. I smell sweet malt and no hoppy hay. This doesn't smell like a pils should to me, but as it warms a bit I do get a hint of it. Just a rumor. Still it smells like an American ESB such as Crooked River to me. I taste the sweet malt, and an oh so slight bitterness at the finish. All in all, this beer, although nice tasting, does not taste like a pils to me. Too sweet and too malty. Fortunately, I don't judge too much by style, and this is an excellent tasting session beer. I still think it tastes more like an ESB than a pils. RERATE LATER: Do let this beer warm a bit. It is much more flavorful and pils-like at 48 degrees than 38 degrees.

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